PhD candidate at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Austin, J. (in press). Reform and revolution: Juvenile detention center libraries in the 1970s. Libraries: Culture, History, and Society.
Austin, J. (2016). Questioning “positive development”: Toward centering YA library practice on the lived realities of youth. In B. Mehra and K. Rioux (eds.) Progressive community action: Critical theory and social justice in library and information sciences (pp. 249-281). Sacramento, CA: Library Juice Press.
Noble, S. U., Sweeney, M., Austin, J., McKeever, L., Sullivan, E. (2014) Changing course: Collaborative reflections of teaching/taking ‘Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Information Professions.’ Journal of Education for Library & Information Science. 55(3).
Austin, J., Coyle, J., and Montague, R.A. (2014). Creating collaborative library services to incarcerated youth. In Bertram C. Bruce, Ann Peterson Bishop and Nama R. Budhathoki (eds.) Youth community inquiry : new media for community and personal growth (pp. 119-131). New York: Peter Lang.
Austin, J. (2012). Critical Issues in Juvenile Detention Center Libraries, Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults.
Austin, J. and Woo, C. J. “Do We Walk the Walk or Just Talk the Talk: Library Practices Around Intersectional Needs,” National Diversity in Libraries Conference 2016, UCLA.
Austin, J. “Youth as Citizen?: Libraries and Youth Civic Engagement,” BOBCATSSS 2016, Lyon, France.
Austin, J., Sonnie, A., and Harger, E. “Social Justice Movements and the Role of Libraries,” Digital Rights in Libraries Conference 2015, San Francisco.
Austin J. and McKeever, L. “Queering Libraries,” UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference, 2015, Asheville, NC.